Health Protocols & Declarations of conformity
After so many years of hosting experience, it is obvious that the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests are our top priorities. This year, we welcome you in our Cave Houses having taken all the necessary measures and precautions that guarantee your safe and care-free stay, following the instructions given by the WHO organization and the Greek Government.
These measures and precautions include the following:
- Our accommodations have received the Health First Certification, attesting that we adhere to the Governmental Health Protocols against COVID-19.
We have developed specific cleaning checklists to thoroughly clean and sanitize each accommodation.
- We follow all HEALTH FIRST Safety Protocols set by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, in accordance with the instructions of the National Public Health Organization and the Ministry of Tourism for the protection of public health against COVID-19.
- The accommodations are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each guest leaves. All surfaces are disinfected, including floors, door knobs, light switches, counters, table tops etc. There is a time period of at least 4 hours before the next guest’s arrival, so that there is plenty of time for the cleaning process and for fresh air to come in.
- Our staff wears all the necessary protective gear during the cleaning process as well as during communication with our guests.
- We use cleaning materials and disinfectants approved by global health agencies.
- We provide extra cleaning supplies, so that guests can clean the accommodation during their stay if they so desire. Upon request, we can go into the property daily and clean it thoroughly while guests are away.
Our Cave Houses are safe, spotless and ready to host the vacations of your dreams!
Information about traveling to Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic
Greece is happy to welcome visitors again, taking every precaution so that they remain safe both while traveling and during their stay. To this aim, the Greek Government has released a set of measures and protocols for visitors’ arrival in the country in order to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
Since these measures and protocols are subject to change, depending on the course of the pandemic and on international guidelines, please visit the following links before your trip to Greece:
All visitors are required to wear a protective mask in indoor and outdoor public places and follow safety measures, including a restriction on numbers in shops and a 12:30am-5am curfew.
Information for traveling by boat to Santorini from a mainland Greek port
- All passengers are required to complete the “Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire”, a form provided online by their ticket service provider, and deliver it together with their ticket to the vessel’s staff during boarding.
- Passengers have also to present one of the following certificates (in electronic or printed form) before boarding the vessel:
- Vaccination Certificate (at least 14 days after the second dose, if a second dose is applicable), or
- Negative result of a Molecular Test (PCR) carried out up to 72 hours prior to travel, or
- Negative result of a Rapid Test conducted up to 24 hours before travel, or
- Negative result of a Self-Test conducted up to 24 hours before travel, the result of which must be declared on the Pre-Boarding form, or
- Documented proof of having recovered from COVID-19 (at least 2 months and no more than 9 months since infection) before travel.
The obligation to present a negative PCR Test, Rapid Test or Self-Test result, if there is no Vaccination Certificate, is not valid for passengers under the age of 5.
Information for travelling by boat from Santorini to a mainland Greek port
Passengers are required to complete only the “Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire”, a form provided online by their ticket service provider, and deliver it together with their ticket to the vessel’s staff during boarding. No other certificate is required.
Information for travelling by boat from Santorini to another island (and vice versa)
Passengers are not required to complete the “Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire” or to present any of the above-mentioned certificates.
During boarding / disembarking, as well as during the trip, passengers are required to wear a protective mask and follow the safety guidelines given by the vessel’s staff.
Information about health services on Santorini
In the case you need to visit a health facility during your stay on the island, either because you developed any of the COVID-19 symptoms or for any other medical reason, the Santorini Hospital, which operates under the supervision and control of the Greek Ministry of Health, is there to provide high level health services.
For further information, please visit the hospital’s website